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Wednesday 22 October 2014

UK

Glass gift from Bonnie Prince Charlie to be auctioned

A wine glass – one of a pair – given by Bonnie Prince Charlie to his secretary Sir John Hay of Restairig is to be sold by Bonhams in London next month.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne and gold loaf breaks record

A baker has unveiled what he claims is the UK’s most expensive loaf of bread made from 24-carat gold leaf and Champagne.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 No Comments »

English fizz sets sights on export push

Export markets are becoming an increasingly important focus for the English sparkling wine industry as its profile and production soar.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Three arrested over £80m alcohol fraud

Three people have been arrested in relation to a £80 million alcohol fraud after a series of dawn raids by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers.

Monday, October 20th, 2014 No Comments »

French fizz touted for UK success

French Crémant and Mousseux are well placed to become the next styles to enjoy a breakthrough in the buoyant UK sparkling wine market.

Monday, October 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Lidl defends underpricing wines

Lidl Spain has defended its decision to ignore retail regulations by selling wines at below cost price, saying that doing so “rarely ends up in disciplinary proceedings.”

Friday, October 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Young’s Brewery signs £10.4m deal

Young and Co.’s Brewery has closed a £10.4 million deal to acquire four London pubs.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Gigondas to hold first PR tour to UK

Over 25 producers from the Rhône Valley’s Gigondas AOC are coming to London in November in a bid to boost awareness of the region’s wine.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 No Comments »

The week in pictures

This week featured a sleuthing fox, cricket talks, and a milestone for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Babycham goes (even more) retro

Babycham has announced the release of its first new flavours since it began in 1953.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 2 Comments »

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